Prabhu Kumar

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Hey ma look what I got, gingerbread on my HD2!

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Yep, that video above shows my HTC HD2 running Android Gingerbread (v2.3.4)! I came back home, and not having much to do thought I’ll give android another try. Sometime back I had tried running android from SD card but it didn’t work, later I found out that it was because of an older radio version on my device, so I had to update the radio version to fix it but it all looked like too much trouble and I put the HD2 back in its box. This was 6 months ago.

Today I thought I should take it for another spin. But this time we go all in, erase Windows Mobile 6 and flash the ROM with all the android goodness! It is pretty simple really, all you need is some patience to read all those articles on XDA a little carefully :)

The basic steps I followed are,

  • Check your radio version and update to 2.08.50 (if you’re running an older version)
  • Install MAGLDR 1.13 on your phone
  • Install Clockwork Mod on your device
  • Select an android ROM of your choice and flash. I chose the stock android gingerbread ROM version 2.3.4.

Here are the posts on XDA I referred to androidify my hd2,

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=893948 (read this fully first, very important!)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1044830

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=609477

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=905060 (this is the android rom I installed)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=10206031&postcount=2 (faq)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=929324 (a list of all the rom’s you can choose from)

To all the guys at XDA, thanks for all the posts and how-to’s for noobs. You rock!

Written by Prabhu Kumar

July 23rd, 2011 at 1:15 am